Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 87 101
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 -23
Contract jobs citing LAN 10 62 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.83% 2.63% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.63% 11.55% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 57 9
North East median daily rate £271 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.87% - -10.18%
10th Percentile £223 £307 £331
90th Percentile £309 £445 £414
England median daily rate £350 £385 £380
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
North East median hourly rate £9.00 £25.13 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.18% +78.19% -
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -19.19% +7.50% -

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 216 537 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.96% 22.75% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 348 167
North East median daily rate £330 £333 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% -29.15% +46.88%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £225
90th Percentile £565 £488 £654
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 46 43
North East median hourly rate £15.13 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.98% +16.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £9.00 £21.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £32.05 £41.50 £42.15
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North East region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +20 9 £271 -32.46% 5
Durham -13 1 - - 2
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for LAN.

1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Sun
6 2 (20.00%) HPUX
6 2 (20.00%) Solaris
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Perl
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (20.00%) XenServer
6 2 (20.00%) Samba
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Xen

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (10.00%) Modbus
5 1 (10.00%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) IT Support
1 2 (20.00%) Support Officer
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) HPUX
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Solaris
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Server Building
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (20.00%) Samba
3 2 (20.00%) Xen
3 2 (20.00%) XenServer
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Sun
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (10.00%) Veeam